Best of Turkey

Best of Turkey

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

Day 2: Istanbul

Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. B L D

Day 3: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.. B L D

Day 4: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Kusadasi for overnight. B L D

Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Hause and visit a regional rug production center. B L D

Day 6: Kusadasi – Pamukkale

Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. B L D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya

Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid- noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. B L D

Day 8: Antalya – Aspendos – Konya

After breakfast depart for Konya, en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School, then overnight in Konya. B L D

Day 9: Konya – Cappadocia

Morning departure for Cappadocia, the land of Fairy Chimneys. We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Sarhatli and visit a regional carpet production center. Overnight in Cappadocia. B L D

Day 10: Cappadocia

After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B L D

Day 11: Cappadocia – Ankara

Morning departure to Ankara through salt lake area, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. B L D

Day 12: Ankara - Istanbul

After breakfast transfer to airport for departure flıght to home via Istanbul. B

Legend: B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Venues Visited

  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • First hotels throughout the tour
  • All museum and site entrances as indicated on itinerary
  • Guidance with licensed guide throughout the tour
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Parking fees and all toll fees
  • Local taxes and service charges

  • Visa fees to Turkey (if required)
  • All additional meals
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Additional visits and optional tours
  • Tips
  • All other expenses